Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

S. Ahmetaj, M. Ortiz de la Fuente, M. Simkus:
"Rewriting Guarded Existential Rules into Small Datalog Programs";
Talk: Edbt / Icdt 2018, Wien; 2018-03-26 - 2018-03-30; in: "21st International Conference on Database Theory, {ICDT} 2018", Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, 98 (2018), ISBN: 978-3-89318-078-3; 1 - 24.

English abstract:
The goal of this paper is to understand the relative expressiveness of the query language in which queries are specified by a set of guarded (disjunctive) tuple-generating dependencies (TGDs) and an output (or `answerŽ) predicate. Our main result is to show that every such query can be translated into a (disjunctive) Datalog program, which has polynomial size if the maximal number of variables in the (disjunctive) TGDs is bounded by a constant. To overcome the challenge that Datalog has no direct means to express the existential quantification present in TGDs, we define a two-player game that characterizes the satisfaction of the dependencies, and design a Datalog query that can decide the existence of a winning strategy for the game. For guarded disjunctive TGDs, we can obtain Datalog rules with disjunction in the heads. However, the use of disjunction is limited, and the resulting rules fall into a fragment that can be evaluated in deterministic single exponential time. We proceed quite di˙erently for the case when the TGDs are not disjunctive and we show that we can obtain a plain Datalog query. Notably, unlike previous translations for related fragments, our translation requires only polynomial time under the reasonable assumption that the maximal number of variables in the (disjunctive) TGDs is bounded by a constant.

Existential rules, Expressiveness, Query Rewriting

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